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April 20, 2016 6:35 am

Congressmen: Secret Service Running out of Agents

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The Secret Service deploys as President Barack Obama arrives at Port Columbus International Airport. Photo: White House.

The Secret Service deploys as President Barack Obama arrives at Port Columbus International Airport. Photo: White House.

Washington Examiner – Two lawmakers claimed Tuesday that the US Secret Service may need to seek outside help to fulfill its mission because agents are leaving the agency faster than they can be replaced.

“USSS simply cannot hire enough personnel to keep pace with historic attrition rates,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland noted in a Tuesday letter to Secret Service director Joseph Clancy.

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  • Mike Craig

    Good men and women who can pass that kind of background check are as rare as “hen’s teeh”. Then, will they put their life on the line for people who wander around? There would have to be a burn out rate and if you are that “good” get what you are worth and go else where.

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